NEW! The Somerset Garden
Come visit The Somerset Garden, located inside the Middleburg Antique Emporium. Specializing in 19th and early 20th century English and French garden statuary and accessories. Check it out!
Now Accepting Selective Consignments
Penny Farthing Antiques is owned and operated by Lesley Clark, who started the business some 25 years ago in South Africa, where she specialized in Antique Lighting, formal English, American, and French furniture together with decorative accessories including Fire Screens, Brass Andirons, and Fenders.
She also keeps a variety of fine quality porcelain, silver, Majolica, antique clocks, museum quality Minton, dog antiques, mirrors, and paintings. In 1999, Lesley relocated with their youngest daughter Shelley to Leesburg, Virginia.
Penny Farthing Antiques opened in Market Station in 1998, but some 6 months after the family's permanent arrival in the US they outgrew the premises. Penny Farthing draws customers from all over Northern Virginia and the Washington DC area including. Leesburg, Lansd owne, Great Falls, McLean, Reston, Arlington, Bethesda, Potomac, and all over the world with an online shopping option.
Have Something to Sell?
Please mail a picture of the item(s) to the shop at the address above. **Please do not email pictures.** Thank you.
The shop offers a large selection of antique lamps, lights, and chandeliers, all of which are restored to their original condition by John Clark. A specialty at Penny Farthing Antiques is clocks. Whether you stop in the store or shop online you will always find the highest quality longcase and tallcase clocks, bracket clocks, mantle clocks and grandfather clocks by great English and German manufacturers including: William Webster and Winterhalder & Hofmeier. Penny Farthing Antiques is a member of the ACDA (National Antiques and Collectibles Dealer Association) and also of the Leesburg Antique Dealers Association in Virginia.
The business expanded in September 1999. Lesley and daughter Shelley are in the store themselves 3-4 days a week, and will be happy to assist you in finding that special piece of furniture or decorative accessory for your home. They have spent many years working closely with interior designers to ensure complete satisfaction of their clients and were exhibitors at the first International Decorex exhibition held in Johannesburg, South Africa. This exhibition has now expanded to the United States and is held once a year in New York. They now exhibit at a few selected high end shows in the US now.
Unique Personal Service
Lesley will be happy to work with your interior designer to accessorize your home with antiques, whether you are just starting an antique collection or adding to an existing one.
She will assist in making specialised purchases of antiques, high end porcelains and any other antique accessory to compliment the theme of your home or work together with your interior designer to obtain the best available at a realistic price.
Lesley travels to England throughout the year to get the best antiques available.
"Lesley is the person to call for special needs. She has such great taste and seems to select just the right things for my clients. She makes my life a lot easier with her expertise and attention to detail." ---Jean Higgins, Inside Out Interiors
It has been a pleasure to meet and work with you over the past few years. It is obvious you enjoy your work and that you take a great deal of pride in offering distinctive furnishings of top quality. Your background in the business of "antiques" is reflected in the professional way you handle your business. Your honesty and knowledge are invaluable assets and you have our complete confidence and trust. I have especially appreciated the personal attention you've shown us as we have searched for specific items; you have many terrific resources and because of that we've had the opportunity to acquire some unusual and one-of-a-kind items.
The result is a great collection of furniture, clocks, porcelains
and accessories! In addition to these accolades, you are simply a wonderful person
to know and are delightful to work with. Thank you for sharing
your time and talents with us.
-- Lindy Stevens
Appraisals are available for insurance or probate purposes. By appointment only.
Shipping and Delivery
Services Penny Farthing Antiques offers a full delivery and shipping service throughout the whole of the US and worldwide. We advise smaller items to go via Mail Boxes etc. to be professionally packed, insured, and mailed with UPS. (Clients can use another form of shipping if they so wish.) All large furniture delivery items are done through our own delivery service locally and nationally.
Antique Furniture Restoration
Penny Farthing Antiques has its own complete antique restoration workshop located in Leesburg, Virginia. This service includes repairs, french polishing by hand (a very time consuming process which is a dying art), clock case restoration, re-leathering and tooling of desks and table surfaces, re-wiring lamps and chandeliers, brass polishing, key cutting and numerous other custom repairs including carving and casting parts. The workshop is run by John Clark and he will gladly meet with clients by appointment. He can be contacted directly on 703 585 0987 for all your restoration projects.
John Clark provides a unique service. He is one of the few craftsmen in the area that offer restoration services for antique and vintage lighting. From restoring, rewiring, and polishing to repairs, which sometimes include making parts, John takes special care to keep the piece as original as possible.
Chandeliers are his specialty!
Also, visit their oldest daughter Karen's shop Aylesbury and be transported to her tea room! Where English Tea is Served With Tradition.
We recommend that you stop in at any of these fine establishments:
Stardust Ballroom www.StardustBallroomAndDanceStudio.com.
For Creative and Whimsical Floral Designs, Visit www.RicksFlowers.com